While the college basketball world is being rocked by the FBI, the 2017-18 season is still fast approaching, with only a month and a half until opening tip. Big Ten media day will be Oct. 20 in New York, and Maryland will send a contingency of head coach Mark Turgeon and sophomore guards Anthony Cowan and Kevin Huerter.
The Terps will be one of only two Big Ten teams (alongside Penn State) to have no upperclassmen representatives, and it makes sense. Cowan and Huerter are Maryland’s second- and third-leading returning scorers, behind fellow sophomore Justin Jackson. With Melo Trimble graduated, the trio hopes to make a collective leap in its second season.
Here’s the full list of the 35 student-athletes who will be at Madison Square Garden for the event.
In other news
Maryland kicker Adam Greene is a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, the nation’s premier scholar-athlete award.
Our friends at WMUC Sports recorded a podcast with Maryland volleyball coach Steve Aird, while Hear the Turtle is back with Walt Bell and women’s golf coach Diana Cantu.
In our own podcast, we mostly just contemplated quarterback curses and if there’s anything we can do about them.
Joe Catapano took an in-depth look at Maryland soccer’s offensive struggles, and how the Terps stack up with the rest of the top 25.
The SB Nation family suffered a big loss yesterday, as Corn Nation manager Brian Towle passed away. We’re keeping him, his family and the CN community in our prayers. You can support his family here.